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Full Extension - Power Package #4 - Technical Thursday #91.

Full Extension – Power Package #4 – Technical Thursday #91.

Full Extension – Power Package #4 – Technical Thursday #91.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

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This is Part 4 of our 5 Part Series on how to gain more distance.  I call it the Power Package!  Part 1, we worked on a wide takeaway.  In part 2, we worked on a full shoulder turn, and in Part 3, we worked on the correct sequence in starting the downswing.  Today we discuss the extension—an important part of the golf swing in general.  If you want to hit the ball more solidly with every club in your bag, the club moving “down the line” will do it.  The lead arm needs to remain straight and the clubhead moving towards the target through impact to get the club moving down the line.

The Method.

Take any club (preferably a short iron) and hit half shots.  Learning to hit the ball without breaking the lead arm through impact will give you good direction.  Finish with an abbreviated follow-through and freeze the follow-through.  Now check to see if your lead arm is still straight.  If not, I suggest you use a training aid called the Arm TacTic, which gives you feedback telling you whether the lead arm is breaking down or not.  You should now start feeling a more solid hit.  Slowly increase the length of the swing. Keeping that lead arm straight as long as you can through the impact zone.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please email me at melsolegolf@gmail.com, and I will be happy to assist.

Next Week: Full Follow-Through – Power Package #4 – Technical Thursday #92.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – Full Extension – Power Package #4 – Technical Thursday #91.

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